It’s the worst kept secret that the Philadelphia Eagles need to address their cornerback group during the 2017 NFL Draft.
With the draft quickly approaching, the team’s starting safety Malcolm Jenkins appeared on NFL Network to discuss who he’d like the team to draft with the 14th overall pick.
“When you get rid of two and lose two veteran corners, and that was already a position that we needed to address anyway, I think you have to look at the secondary especially the corner position,” Jenkins said when asked to put on the general manager hat for the team.
“You got a draft that is full of them. If you don’t get a couple early, they might not be there later down in the draft. Hopefully they can get one of those Buckeyes to help us sure up the secondary.”
The Buckeyes Jenkins is referring to from his Alma Mater are Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley, both who are rumored to be taken in the first-round of the draft.
Jenkins has stressed a position that most Eagles fans can agree with is a concern heading into the 2017 season.
The team still has 2016 seventh-round pick Jalen Mills, who was a pleasant surprise with his playing time for a rookie that was drafted in the last round of the draft. The team also signed Patrick Robinson to a one-year deal in free agency, while still also having Ron Brooks, who is coming off a season ending injury.
The team will need to add at least two new faces to their cornerback group with their eight selections in the draft. Jenkins has taken notice, so hopefully Howie Roseman and company is listening.
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